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Chi Chi Revolver began her performing career in 1986 at the young age of 3 as Sparky the Dog in Ziz Ziz Kaboom! Circus. With both parents being performers she was well and truly born with sawdust in the veins. Her childhood was filled with performing, dance and circus. At the age of 9 she toured the UK with dance troop Divas run by Liz Aggiss. For most of her childhood her father Fred ran a french national circus school in the south of France where Chi Chi would visit in all her school holidays. As a young teenager Chi Chi was heavily involved in a youth theater which ran a large project focusing on peer education, working along side save the children and the UN convention on the rights of the child. She traveled the country performing and running workshops educating young people on their rights.
When her Father returned from France in 2002 they immediately set up Freds Flying Circus. Together they produced shows that toured theaters and halls across the country. They also began working in schools running circus workshops and performing circus shows. In 2005 Chi Chi and her Father Fred acquired their circus big top which they toured in, producing shows and running workshops until it was sold in 2012. Chi Chi and her Father still continue to work together today. www.freddelius.co.uk
Chi Chis circus skills include Static Trapeze, Hula Hooping (including split multi hooping, hooping with 60 hoops and fire hooping), Magic (magic illusions, and also stage comedy magic) and Juggling (3 balls/clubs and hoops, can pass clubs, also contact juggling). Balloon modelling.
As Chi Chi got older the sawdust in her veins turned to glitter and her first burlesque routine was a comedy magic strip tease which was performed in 2005. Since then she has been a regular on the cabaret and burlesque scene in performing, producing shows and teaching. She was one of the very first people in the country to combine hula hoop and burlesque performing a hula hoop strip tease.
She gained a Guinness World Record in 2012 by becoming the worlds fastest upside down hula hooper managing 112 rotations of a hula hoop in 1 minute while hanging upside down from a trapeze.
Chi Chi has performed in many cabarets and clubs with magic, hula hooping and burlesque. Including; Voodoo Vaudeville, Lost Vagueness, Trailer Trash, Club Smooch, Turnmills, Comedy Store Manchester, Dynamite Boogaloo, The Camden Roundhouse, The Embassy, Cirque Du Soir, Sirens, McQueens Shoreditch, Proud Cabaret Brighton, Proud Cabaret Camden, Proud Cabaret City, The Volks, SE1, Glastonbury Festival, Secret Rendezvous, La Bordello Boheme, Tusk and Garter, Madame Jojos, House of Burlesque, Volupte, London Tattoo Convention, Wam Bam, Cafe de Paris, Times Square New York, London Burlesque festival, Bush Hall, The Brickhouse, The Brewery, Pop Kraft, Funfair Club, Ladyboys of Bangkok Sabai Pavillion, Torture Garden, Rock City Nottingham, kinky and Quirky, Scarlet Cabaret, The Old Vic Tunnels, Tarot Drome, Martlets Hall, Circus De Cabaret, Fred's Flying Circus, Pussy Galore, The Troxy, Platinum Lace, Amex Stadium, The Fuel Girls, Koko Camden, Gypsy Hotel, Lucha Britannia, The Mesmerist, The Grand Hotel, The Metropole, The Burning Beat, House of Wolf, Carnival of Luxury Portugal, Cirque Millan, Searchys The Gherkin, Gin House Burlesque, Reading tattoo convention, Croydon Tattoo convention, Vienna Tattoo Convention, Club AntiChrist, Crazy Bear London Beaconsfield and Stadhampton, Wireless Festival, The Emporium Brighton, London Edge, Killing Kittens, One Club Worthing, Bar Release Worthing, Grace Bar, Caroline of Brunswick, The Aeronaut, Rumpus